Where are America's Healthiest Schools?
The 2016 National Healthy Schools Award Winners are setting the standard. Click the map to find out more, or find schools in your state that are on their way to becoming one of America’s Healthiest Schools.
What does it take to be one of America’s Healthiest Schools?
Check out what Public School 20 in NJ has done to become one of America's Healthiest Schools
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HEALTHY SCHOOL?
All award winners have met stringent guidelines for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering physical and health education, and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models. All National Healthy Schools Award winners also received National Awards from Let’s Move! Active Schools. Let’s Move! Active Schools follows the same Framework as the Alliance's Healthy Schools Program, with a focus on physical education and activity.
WHY ARE HEALTHY SCHOOLS IMPORTANT?
Each of America’s Healthiest Schools is a best-in-class example of the nationwide movement to create a culture of health at school. Healthy schools are better schools. Students who attend healthy schools perform better academically, have better attendance and their behavior improves. Healthy schools make economic sense, too. School districts can lose tens of thousands to millions of dollars annually in attendance-based state funding because of absenteeism.